Noah Galloway speaks with Patricia Harty in the August / September 2015 cover story. See below for full size image. (Photo courtesy Noah Galloway.)

Noah Galloway:
Mission No Excuses

Noah Galloway’s battle to overcome depression has turned him into a fitness guru, a star performer, and a motivational speaker. Like many of the millions who watched Noah Galloway’s performances on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, I was moved by his natural grace, strength, manliness, and humility. He did not hide his prosthetic leg or residual arm but showed the world that he is still...

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Healthcare and Life Sciences 50

The inaugural Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 list celebrates Irish innovators who are leading the way in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. The work of these Irish-American and Irish-born medical professionals contributes everyday to the health and wellness of our communities, from pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology to research and development and...

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On Dancing with the Stars Noah Galloway holds his partner Sharna Burgess aloft. (Photo courtesy ABC's Dancing With the Stars)

First Word: Darkness into Light

“I believe in being better, not bitter.”  — Noah Galloway “If you have your health you have everything,” my mother Norrie used to say. She said a lot of things that used to annoy me. Another catch-phrase when some difficult task was at hand: “It will build character,” or the adage, “There’s no use crying over spilt milk.” As I grew older I realized that my mother was...

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Johnny Depp is going through an Irish phase. Above as Whitey Bulger, right, in "Black Mass."

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Johnny Depp Goes Green

A-lister Johnny Depp is going through some kind of Irish phase. The Pirates of the Caribbean star – who played an Irish gypsy in the 2000 French flick Chocolat – has two films with heavy Irish themes coming out, including a big-screen version of a beloved classic of Irish-American literature. First up is Black Mass, slated to hit movie theaters in September. Black Mass (based on the...

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Ciaran Hinds. (neil davidson / stills photographer)

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Ciaran Hinds Keeps Moving Up

Northern Irishman Ciaran Hinds remains as busy as ever.  In August, he co-stars in Hitman: Agent 47, about a ruthless assassin who partners with a desperate woman in search of family secrets. Hinds will also appear in the upcoming biopic Bleed for This, about American boxer Vinny Pazienza.  Bleed for This will also star Katey Sagal and BAFTA nominee Miles Teller (Whiplash). Hinds and Liam...

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